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images. 1.Fashion Illustrator Camila do Rosário 2. Lauren Treece Don't make excuses. Just ge...

images. 1.Fashion Illustrator Camila do Rosário 2.Lauren Treece

Don't make excuses.
Just get out there, and whatever you're doing, do it to the best of your ability.


I've been watching TED talks and these words from John Wooden were what I needed last night. If you can recommend any other TED talks do send them though, there's so many on the site I don't know where to start.

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  1. those words were what i needed too!
    thanks liss!:)

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  2. This first image is so incredibly beautiful. I always feel inspired by (and slightly jealous of) the work of great illustrators

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  3. I have been listening to TED talks lately too!!

    I have been listening to the free podcasts. There are tons so I have just been going down the list and listening to them all... and if one is uninteresting/irrelevant to me then I just skip on to the next one :). This one is a video and this guy was pretty funny -
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

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  4. I've never heard of the TED talks but the site looks amazing. I definitely need some inspiring words right now. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. How lovely! I really adore that first drawing...

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  6. Love the illustration - checking out the artist now. Thanks for sharing!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  7. LOVELY


    <3


    http://ivaniadiamond.blogspot.com

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  8. I know what you mean, the TED site is a treasure trove! I really enjoyed listening to the one by Elizabeth Gilbert this week. x

    http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

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  9. hello, i'm a big fan of your lovely blog! i heart music and poetry so i thought i'd share this wonderful piece featuring natalie merchant (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/natalie_merchant_sings_old_poems_to_life.html). her new album is amazing and the book/packaging beautifully crafted. enjoy! - peace, s.

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  10. Oh I love the first illustration!!

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  11. That first illustration is incredible.

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  12. TED is fantastic!

    I recommend Elizabeth Gilbert and Eve Ensler.

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  13. As a teacher-to-be, I was really struck by Ken Robinson, such great insights.

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  14. Rives is a great speaker, I am deeply immersed into his presentation (eventhough his was not inspirational, just an LOL topic).

    http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html

    BTW, congrats on your nomination for Cosmo award.

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  15. How gorgeous dreamy photos

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  16. wow, the first drawing is so beautiful !

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  17. Thank you!

    Perfect inspiration to start the day:)

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  18. Woooow I love this! So ethereal!! <3

    http://skiepies.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love, love, looove TED! I would highly recommend J. K. Rowling's talk, as well as Steve Jobs. Elizabeth Gilbert's is also a very interesting and inspiring look at creativity. Thankyou for another great link!

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  20. lovely artist. I'v started to listen to TED too

    http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.com/

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  21. Good gracious that first illustration is cool <3

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  22. That fashion illustration is so beautiful! Must check out the site.

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  23. Once of the most inspiring talks I've ever seen was by a gentleman called Randy Pausch. Words won't even come close to doing it justice so I recommend just watching it:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/randy_pausch_really_achieving_your_childhood_dreams.html

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  24. That first illustration is just wonderful!

    And I love that quote! Actually, that's what I'm doing with the 21 5 800 Project. I'm not making excuses and writing 800 words each day + I'm finally learning yoga!

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  25. So I wrote you a really long comment about how much I love TED, but then blogger killed it, UGH, so heres the gist:
    I found it recently and have like fallen in love. It is completely inspiring and helps you to have a completely different way of thinking.
    Here is easily the best lecture on there: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
    It is so true. The American Public Education System murders creativity.

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  26. those images are beautiful, i am in love with the first one.
    inspiring lovely ♥

    please follow:
    candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

    Eda ♥

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  27. i love this one http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.htm ver, very much

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  28. those words gave me inspiration to not give up on my finals!

    but a good TED talk is one with Peter Ward, on extinction events.

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  29. Cool. Just checked out the illustrator and the photographer. They're both really good.

    Mustart x

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  30. SO beautiful :)

    stardustbohemian.blogspot.com

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  31. wow amazing photographer! love it

    x

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  32. What a stunning image by Camila do Rosário. It took my breath away

    xx

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  33. Amazing Images!

    Please look and follow my blog :)
    http://secondtimeover.blogspot.com/

    x

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  34. oh wow. that is such a stunning image!
    that's so interesting that Lykke Li wasn't what you expected live, i would stil love to see her though. if i ever do i will let you know what i thought!
    Pearl xo

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  35. I watched this, and it's very insiring. I always feel that i don't do the best i could. And I'm always late. :(

    Many mentioned the Elizabeth Gilbert speech, I liked that, too. And this one, too:

    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/eva_zeisel_on_the_playful_search_for_beauty.html

    From the very sweet Eva Zeisel, who delivered this speech at the age of 94 I guess.

    Also, have you ever heard about the book The Artist's Way?

    :)
    szucs

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  36. I'm in total LOVE with that illustration !!!!!!

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  37. ethereal! thanks, cyn of http://onesownsweetway.blogspot.com/

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  38. liss i am in love with both pics!

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  39. Ben Zander is brilliant. Can't bring up the link on Ted.com, but just search his name on You Tube and you'll find him.

    I haven't listened to too many of the talks, but looks like there's some good suggestions here, so thanks for initiating that! :)

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